Madison police said authorities tracked a graffiti suspect after following a trail from a hit-and-run crash on Thursday morning.
Authorities said a caller reported someone had driven into a parked car on the 2100 block of Sheridan Avenue and fled the scene, leaving automotive fluid from Sheridan Drive until Novick Drive.
Police said they found a van parked with front-end damage and deflated air bags after following the trail. Officers entered the home of the suspect, Charles H. Flack III, 28, of Madison, and found a sketchbook with the drawing of an octopus.
Authorities said the drawing was similar to the large squid or octopus graffiti reported Monday night on the northwest side of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center.
The suspect denied being the graffiti perpetrator. Flack was arrested regardless.
Authorities said they noticed two large tattoos, one of a squid and another of an octopus, on the suspects body.